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Flyers top Canadiens for tenth straight home victory

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Steve Mason stopped 19 of 20 shots he faced on Wednesday night against the Montreal Canadiens, helping the Flyers to earn their 10th straight home victory and improve to 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests.

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Sean Couturier, Zac Rinaldo and Michael Raffl all scored for Flyers in the 3-1 win.

Before their recent surge to the top of the Metropolitan Division, the Philadelphia Flyers suffered two shutouts at Wells Fargo Center, including a 7-0 blowout at the hands of the Washington Capitals followed by a 3-0 defeat to the New Jersey Devils. Since then though, the Flyers have been unstoppable.

Even more impressive is that all 10 of their wins have come in regulation.

"I think they're confident guys right now and they believe they can win," coach Berube said. " They're not always going to play their best hockey, but we're squeezing wins out."

The home streak is their longest since 11 wins they pulled out in 2003 from Oct. 27-Dec. 5.

With their 23rd win of the season the Flyers now comfortably sit in the second slot in their division, behind only the Eastern conference leading Pittsburgh Penguins.

Hard to believe that this is the same Flyers team that started the season with just three wins through the first month of the 2013-2014 campaign, costing head coach Peter Laviolette his job just three games into the season. Laviolette's replacement, former Philadelphia Flyers' forward Craig Berube, lead his team to their first victory of the season in his debut behind the bench with a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers.